The NRA Graphic Novel

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We don’t have a lot of time to round up the reactions to this stunning piece of work here, but you can read the entirely of Freedom In Peril: Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century here, thanks to Boing Boing. The artist is anonymous, but it’s groovy that he or she used that […]

The “Occasional Superheroine” of Japan?

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ComiPress translates a Japanese article called The Reason I Quit as a Manga Editor: wondered if I should ask him to redraw the manga, since that kind of work couldn’t be published in my magazine at the time. However, the act of denying an artist’s preference and going against his personality might make him think […]

EW on Year’s Best comics

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Year’s Best lists are rolling in, and EW’s Ken Tucker weighs in with a fairly Catholic list, showing estimable taste by including Jason’s THE LEFT BANK GANG. We love Jason so much here at Stately Beat Manor that he’s in a Hall of Fame all his own.

Toon developments

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It was a huge year for animated films — quantity was way up, while quality, depending on who you ask, was all over the place. Variety looks at the factors behind box office success for this years crop, revealing that timing was everything: Successful toons tend to have very strong legs, dropping just 20%-30% each […]

Teshkeel teams with UNESCO

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Teshkeel is teaming with UNESCO and Aramex, a Middle Eastern transportation company, to deliver comics to children in several nations, including Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, to brighten this time of year. Kuwait based Teshkeel Media Group. today announced that they have joined with Aramex, the leading transportation company and UNESCO to help children and teens […]

A day that will live in infamy

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Tom notes that Stan Lee and Chris Ware share a birthday, a fact that always struck us as kind of eerie. Blog @ links to a Stan interview on NPR that you can listen to to celebrate this special day.